Movie Review Sorry We Missed You (15)
Monday, 20 January 2020 | Admin
Sorry We Missed You (15)
1hr 41mins, Drama
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
Director: Ken Loach
Writer: Paul Laverty
Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Metascore (Critics) Rating: 7.9/10
TheWrap's Steve Pond rated it 7.5/10 and wrote:
"It is not a subtle film, and its bluntness is occasionally potent but just as often wearying"
Screen Daily's Lee Marshall rated it 9/10 and wrote:
An angry skewering of today’s gig economy as well as a moving drama about a loving family on the verge of implosion which is easily is one of Loach’s very best films.
IMDB Rating 7.7/10
Ken Loach does what he does, I have to admit to being a little disappointed in this latest effort, especially the cop out of an ending.
The usual array of bang average to poor British acting, which I am used to in this type of drama, but it just left me cold to the characters (A Man United fan will always leave me cold anyway), which is a shame as they try to cope with life (Ken loach view of life anyway)
Some good points made but as is the norm heavily one sided and I may have given it a higher score if not for the ending.
MGN Rating 6/10